Here’s the question.

Do I want to play fantasy football for fun?

Or to win?

I mean, realistically, I’m not going to win. But do I really want to LOSE? To play it fast and loose not caring at all if I come in last in the league?

And what do I really consider fun?

Because today… today is huge. Today, I am chomping at the bit for noon to come.


Because Vince gets his first start.


And I want him. Who needs Chad Pennington? Who needs David Carr? Who needs a proven QB when I can have Vince? I had him on my team until I had to make some switches to cover for Dallas’s bye last week — I have four Dallas players on my team and scrambled to cover. (Last week is the only week I’ve won but if anybody points out to me that the only game I’ve won was sans Dallas players I will spit in your chili.)

But Vince.


I want to see him run, scramble, pass, bully his way down the field.

I want him on my team, damn it.

Of course, there’s a catch. There’s always a catch.

I want to see him do all those things, but I want him to lose.

In fact, there’s a lot of reason to believe not only will he lose, but he will look bad doing it.


Three guesses why and the first two don’t count.


He’s going up against the Dallas Defense.

Yes, I’m going to watch Vince vs. Dallas and I can’t wait.

But oh, the quandaries, and that’s before I even address whether or not to bench T.O. Will he play? Will he play enough to make a difference? Will he earn me any points? Or do I wait until the return to Philly to let him play? (For the Wowboys, I mean.)

Because if he doesn’t play, Patrick Crayton (another of my guys) is bound to chalk up some yardage and maybe a TD.

This fantasy football thing is hard.

And do I want Vince to be on my team, just because he’s Vince, to hell with the odds of winning my game?

And if I grab and play Vince and the Titans (0-3) upset the Cowboys, will it be MY FAULT?


(*To see more such brilliant photos, check out the work of Dallas Morning News photographer Louis De Luca. Seriously. It’s worth registering and you won’t get spammed.)


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4 responses to “Fantasy

  1. Welcome to the world of Fantasy Football League!

    I am a GIANTS fan. And last year, I was rooting for Donovan McNabb and T.O. against the Giants because they were on my fantasy team. Oy vey!

  2. You took Crayton? I would’ve taken Whitten or Fasano, but it’s all for naught. Because if the first two receivers are covered, Bledsoe checks down to the running back automatically.

    It’s getting so that Romo might not be a bad idea, because he could find his tight ends back when he played in NFL Europe. Yet, Drew can’t quite seem to play badly enough to get benched.

  3. Well, yes, the Dallas Defense did dominate, didn’t they?

    Little had I noticed — I was going up against the Dallas D, too.

    My opposition had the Dallas D on HIS team. Curses!

    (But hey, I don’t care as long as Dallas got the win!)

  4. Once again, Bevo is a steer and Mack Brown digs his hole a little deeper.

    Boomer Sooner.

Hit me with it.

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